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The Advanced WORK Processor 

Macintosh is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. 

Meet The Canon Cat. 

A new breed of office machine. 

The Canon Cat is the world’s first 
Work Processor. It is a simple but 
powerful office machine. 

The Canon Cat is not a type- 
writer, electronic or otherwise. 

Yet minutes after you plug it in 
you can be typing on The Cat like 
a veteran. 

The Canon Cat is not a word 
processor. Yet it will let you write 
and edit as well as the most 
sophisticated word processor. 

The Canon Cat is not a personal 
computer. Yet it will let you do 
calculations right in the text, 
store information and communi- 
cate with other office machines. 

What is The Cat? As we said, it’s 
the world’s first Work Processor. 

It can help you write and edit, 
communicate and calculate. 

It’ll even dial your phone. 

The great leap 

The Canon Cat is the brainchild 
of the man who originated 
The Macintosh Computer. This 
time he wanted to make, not a 
computer, but an office appliance 
so simple that anyone could plug 
it in and use it— like a toaster. 

He analyzed how people 
(particularly office people) think 
and work. Then he designed 
The Cat to work the way people 
think. Which makes work easier. 

For example, if you look over 
the keyboard on this page you’ll 
see that it is just like a tradition- 
al typewriter keyboard. No fancy 
computer keys with confusing 
names like Access and Control. 
It’s familiar and easy to use. 

See these rosy Leap keys? 

They are The Cat’s most fas- 
cinating feature. Just press one 
down, type in a few letters you 
remember from a document— 

and you’re where you want to 
be— instantly. No menus. No 
files. No mouse. 

A most 

productive pet. 

If you’re ready to move up from 
typewriters to the world of 
microchips and screens, The 
Canon Cat is for you. 

It’s from Canon, home of a long 
tradition of office innovations, 
including personal copiers and 
desktop laser beam printers. The 
Cat has been designed to work 
especially well with Canon 
Printers including The Catl80 
Daisy Wheel Printer and the 
Canon Laser Beam Printer. 

The Cat is so easy to learn that 
you or your employees won’t 
have to disappear for days into 
often frustrating training sessions. 

Anyone can become an expert 
on The Cat in just a few hours. 

The Cat is most affordable. 

The Canon Cat will make 
mountains of work disappear 
faster and easier than ever before. 

That’s why we call it the 
world’s fust Work Processor. 

All right this all sounds good, but how 
will The Canon Cat change my day? ' 

It’s a day like any other day 
around here. There’s the annual 
update of the customer list to be 
alphabetized and sorted. That’s 
no easy task. 

Then there are all the letters I 
have to do during the course of a 
day, not to mention the memos 
that have to go out ASAP. 
Sometimes to one person, 

sometimes to the whole company. 

And, of course, we don’t want 
to forget the phone calls I have to 
make. And since I haven’t had 
time to update my phone 
directory in ages, it’s not exactly 

Let’s see, there are all those 
reports from the regional offices, 
my boss will want to see those 

right away. Especially since 
they’ll include new names for the 
customer list. 

All in all, a secretary’s typical 
day. Too much to do and too little 
time to do it. 

Canon, if you can help me with 
a day like today, I’ll believe what 
you say about The Cat. 


Canon w 

The Advanced WORK Processor " 

\es, Kate. Here's how 
The Canon Cat can make your day 

the notes to see which restaurant 
he likes. She highlights its phone 
number and has The Cat autodial. 
Reservation confirmed. 

10:30 AM— While Kate epjoys 
her first coffee break trading 

weekend tales with Louise 
from accounting, her 
Cat sleeps content- 
edly. After five 

9:48AM— It had to happen. Just 
as Kate was making real headway 
on the list, her boss popped his 
head out of his office and said, 
“Sorry to interrupt you, Kate, but 
I’ve got an urgent letter to get off 
to Johnson & Bowen. ” There was 
a time this would’ve driven Kate 
nuts, but since she’s gotten The 
Cat, interruptions have become 
less of a problem. She simply 
taps the Document key 
and begins to type the 
letter. When she’s done 
she presses Print and, using 
her Canon Catl80 Printer, 
produces a perfect letter. 
Back to the 


“Oh Kate, ” says the boss, 
“Williams will be in town 
tonight. Could you make a reser- 
vation for two at that place he 
likes— the French one?” In goes 
the Notes disk, Kate types 
“Williams,” leaps directly to 
his name with a Leap 
key and then checks 

9:00 AM— Kate’s at work right 
on time. No sooner has she gotten 
her coat off then she’s switched 
on her new Cat. Checking the 
day’s schedule she quickly 
realizes that it’s now or never for 
the updated customer list. She 

inserts the customer 
list and simply 

begins typing 
revisions, without 
any fancy commands. 

minutes of not being used, it 
turns itself off. No loss of list 
though— The Cat knows to auto- 
matically record what’s on the 
screen onto its disk. 

1I:07AM— Just as she’s entering 
the new address of Amalgamated 
Objects of Akron, Kate remem- 
bers that her monthly time sheet 
has to be updated. She puts in her 
Time disk, presses Calc and 
integrates her new hours into the 
text. Onward and upward with 
the list. 

12.14 PM —Time to check 
with little Ben’s baby- 
sitter. Using The Cat 
to autodial, Kate hears 
the good news: Ben has 

gone all morning without pulling 
the cat’s tail. The bad news: they 
haven’t seen the cat all morning. 
Vowing to check in later, 

Kate returns to 
her Cat and 
her list. 

1:00 PM 

While Kate savors 
her spinach salad, 

The Cat gets a call. It’s the 
Southern Regional office sending 
in their share of the updated 
customer list. Both Kate and The 
Cat happily digest. The Cat stores 
the new information and waits 
for Kate. 

1:59 PM— Kate checks the new 
material from the regional office, 
and alphabetizes it using her Sort 
key. Then, using her Disk key, 
she stores it onto a new disk for 
safekeeping. She doesn’t have to 
format the new disk, but can use 
it right out of the box. 

2:47 PM —Another interruption. 
This time it’s John, from the 
sales department, wanting a look 
at last month’s sales figures. Kate 
simply Leaps to sales information 
and together they ran through a 
couple of “What-If” scenarios for 
the current quarter, using the 
Calc key. 

4:12 PM— Just as Kate is 
about to finally alphabetize 
her masterpiece the boss 
appears, looking harried. 

“Kate, I hate to bug you, but 
‘ ' you check my schedule 
for Thursday— am I 
meeting with Schultz 
or what?” “I’ll just 
ask The Cat,” 
she says 
And sure 
on the 
The boss 
Time for 

this memo to the three 
managers from the A-list,” says 
the boss. Kate types up the memo 
on her Cat— and then has the 
machine autodial and electroni- 
cally deliver the memo to their 
secretaries’ Cats. 

4:00 PM— The phone rings and 
it’s the Cleveland office, last as 
always, with its customer list 
updates. Kate lets them feed the 
info directly to The Cat and 
within minutes is able to put the 
finishing touches on their 
material and integrate it 
into the list. 

3:00 PM -Coffee 
Break D, the sequel. 

Kate uses the time to 
write a quick note to a 
friend. She pops in her 
Address list to get the proper 
address and types the letter right 
there, transferring it a minute 
later to her Correspondence disk. 
She prints it out, and sends it off. 
Into the list homestretch. 

4:23 PM— Kate begins to print 
her customer list on the Canon 
Laser Beam Printer. Kate’s is only 
one of a number of Cats 
connected to this amazingly 
fast and quiet printer. 

Waving goodbye to her boss, 
she leaves. 

5:00 PM— Kate reaches for her 
coat, just as the last pages emerge 
from the Laser Beam Printer. She 
quickly dials up the West Coast 
office and has The Cat transfer 
the completed list. She’s off to 
help Ben hunt for his cat at 
home, happy to know 
that she’s done 
more work in 
one day with 
The Cat than 

5:14 PM— Checking carefully to 
see that everyone’s left, the boss 
sneaks out to Kate’s desk and 
flips on The Cat. “Now I’ll find 
out what all this excitement is 
about,” he says to himself, and 
eagerly begins to type. 


Lets you get where you want 
to be— instantly. 

* Spelling Software developed by Houghton Mifflin Company, publishers of The American Heritage Dictionary. 

It's not hard to see why The Canon Cat is so easy 


Always lets you know how much 
room you have left in your Cat. 


Points out the text you want to 
do something with. 


Lets you do just that— with a 
variety of Canon Printers. 


Answers your questions about 
The Canon Cat. 


Lets you calculate. 


Lets you copy any amount of text. 


Lets The Cat automatically do any 
repetitive task you want it to do. 

Allows you to store approximately 
80 pages of text on a 3.5" disk. 


Lets you record what you’ve 
typed, or play it back. 


Uses 90,000 words from The 
American Heritage Dictionary and 
450 from you to catch spelling 
and typing errors. 

I am also pleased to forward details of our new pricing and 
discount policy. As you know, “Video workout with Tabby" 
consists of six different tapes, and the entire 6-unit set is 
packaged in an attractive box ready for display. 

Nuirfcer of Price Price Pre-Payment Net Price Net Price 

6-Taoe Sets Per Tape Per Set Allowance Per S gj Pgr Tape 

TtM $19.95 $119.70 5% $11 3. 72 $18.95 

5 to 9^\$18 95 $113.70 10* $102., 33 $17., 06 

10 or more $17>K$107.70 15% $ 91., 55 $1.5,26 

JSS'sthe pricing chart indicatesabove, by purchasing 10 or more 
setscwd prepaying by check the>jce to you of each set of tapes 
c an be refaced from our standa rd pribes^of $19.95 to only $15,26 
LT. ) with our^Hi^gested list price of 
$29.95, pre-paying at the ten or more level yt*lds a 49^ gross 

We look forward to receiving your first order. 



Undoes the last thing you’ve 
done, so you can change your 


Lets you automatically dial phone 


Lets you communicate with other 
Cats or other computers. 


Lets you arrange in alphabetical 
or numerical order numbers, 
words, sentences and paragraphs. 

Its easy to get hard copy fromThe Cat. 

The Canon Cat has the flexibility for all your printing needs. The Cat works with the Catl80 Daisy Wheel Printer 
and the Cat40 Cut Sheet Feeder as well as the VP3103II Laser Beam Printer. 

Canon Cat 


Size: 9-inch CRT 
Black letters on white 
background or reverse 
Capacity: 80 characters x 24 

1, IV 2 , 2 line spacing on display 

Memory (RAM) 

256KB RAM 

ROM based software 
Built-in Disk Drive 
3.5" Micro Floppy Disk Drive 

Disk Type 

Single-sided, double-density, 

double-track Micro Floppy Disk 


Text Capacity/Disk 

180KB (Approx. 80 pages) 


13.5"(W) x 20.1"(D) x 10.4" (H) 

(342mm x 510mm x 264mm) 

Subject to change without notice. 


20.3 lbs. (9.2 kg) 

Power Supply 

120V ( - 15%/ + 10°/o) 0.8A 


Operating Temperature 

50°F— 95°F (10°C— 35°C) 
Ambient Humidity 
20% -80% 

Built-in Modem 
300/1200 baud (Compatible 
with Bell 212A) 

Built-in Interface 
Serial (Compatible with 
EIA/RS-232C) and Parallel 
(Compatible with Centronics) 

Cat180 Daisy Wheel Printer 
VP3103II Laser Beam Printer 
Most Canon Electronic 
Typewriters with interface 


Daisy Wheel Printer 

Print Characters 
96 Characters 
Printing Speed 


Bi-directional Printing 


Print Pitch 


Paper Capacity 

Maximum 10 inches (254mm) 

Writing Line Width 

Maximum 8 inches (203.2mm) 


15.1"(W) x 14.8"(D) x 5.6"(H) 
(383mm x 375mm x 143mm) 

17 lbs. (7.7kg) 

Power Supply 

120V ( - 15%/ + 10%) 0.5A 60Hz 

Operating Temperature 

50°F — 95°F (10°C — 35°C) 

Ambient Humidity 
20% -80% 


Cat40 Cut Sheet Feeder 


Laser Beam Printer 

Printing Speed 

Up to 8 pages/ minute (Letter 

300 dpi 
Built-in Fonts 
Courier 10 Regular/Bold 
Font Cartridges (Option) 
Elite 12, Pica 10 
Paper Size 
Letter or Legal size 

Paper Cassette Capacity 

Approx. 200 sheets 


17.9"(W) x 19"(D) x 8.6"(H) 
(454mm x 482mm x 216mm) 


44.2 lbs. (20kg) 

Power Supply 

100— 115V (50/60HZ. Max. 


Operating Temperature 

50°F — 90.5°F (10°C — 32.5°C) 

Ambient Humidity 

20% -80% 


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